Black River Trail Loop

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Black River Trail Loop is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chester, New Jersey that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
672 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

road biking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

scramble

Take I-80 West to Exit 27A and continue south on U.S. Route 206 for 8.0 miles. Turn right onto County Route 513 and follow it for 1.2 miles to the entrance to Cooper Mill Park, on the left side of the road.

7 days ago

One of my new favorite hiking places! We hiked on the red trail which was the river trail, led us right to a stream and then the gorgeous River, lots of falls and streams, and I love how the picnic tables are placed all over the trail on the river, we packed a lunch and literally ate on an island on the stream near a waterfall.. We will ref be coming back!

15 days ago

Lovely trail and a good walk. Great for experiencing the seasons! If you're into hiking year round- this trail is great. Awesome views in summer and spring, beautiful in the fall, and great to experience winter. Common place to see dog walkers and joggers as well as waterfowl!

20 days ago

Lovely trail along the Lamington (?) River. Good vertical makes this a moderate trail.

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1 month ago

nice hiking trail can be a bit of a challenge finding trail signs

2 months ago

The trail was a little hard to find at first..but another kind hiker told me to stick by the river and I would find the waterfalls..awesome views. Can't wait to return.

5 months ago

Love this place! Went in the spring and saw the cottage but had to come back in the snow and see it. So Beautiful! One of the best places I have hiked.

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7 months ago

This is a great moderate hike that takes you down by the Black River. Highly recommend this hike in the peak of fall as the colors are amazing.

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8 months ago

I didn't take the black river trail loop. Took the patriot trail to the green trail to the cottage and back. This game lace is Gorgeous! The cottage looks like a painting, it's amazing. Lots of trails and add ons in this park. They don't have maps at the trail heads so make sure you have found a map (which by the way are hard to find on line). This link below may help.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzfNq4BnE5lGczMyNWNFM3Y1azg/view

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9 months ago

Better for hiking than trail running, but a very good trail system to de-stress oneself and commune with nature. Leave earbuds in the car and enjoy the sounds of nature.

9 months ago

Fun trails with cool sights.

9 months ago

Nice steady pace; great creeks

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10 months ago

This was a great hike! loved the scenic views of the river and waterfalls. We took the blue trail to the orange trail to the red trail then finished with the green trail before going back to blue. The blue trail was an easy trec along the river. The orange trail was absolutely beautiful. Butterflies and bees buzzed around the wild flowers. the red trail was a bit more difficult through the woods, up and down rocky terrine. The green trail led us to some historic rock ruins and down to a beautiful waterfall.

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10 months ago

Solid trail with a nice pace and mix of terrain. Great way to spend a sunny afternoon.

10 months ago

Favorite part was discovering an abandoned stone house by a small waterfall. Caught a couple fish out there too. Great trail for beginners

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Wear pants (not shorts); lot of fun, especially the loop; we took the red trail with 6.3 miles. Finished in about 3.5 hours while stopping at the river streams.

Tracking the map with this app (pro user) was very helpful.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Trail waa Beautiful and never boring

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Lovely walk today! Leaves were covering trails so it was quite slippery going downhill, watch your footing. Trails could definitely be marked better but this app truly helped when we missed our markers!

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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Hiked out Blue from Cooper Gristmill to Conifer Trail (Red) to Green back to Blue today with my wife, daughter and lab buster brown. Good workout trail is not marked real well so pay attention. Trail leaf cover at this point so a little slippery on the downside.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

We did this trail on Oct 15 with a combination of blue, red and a little green trails. We did over 6 miles within 3 hours with several brief stops for taking photos. The views are good at this time of the year because of leave color changing.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Slightly more challenging than Hacklebarney, and an absolutely beautiful trail. You can spend the entire day exploring the different trails along the main route.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Fishing was great along the trail.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

The river was very low, which made the waterfall pretty weak, but it was one of the better trails I've ever been on. I will definitely go back, maybe after some good rainfall to see the streams and waterfall more active. Overall a great experience with very nice views.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

One of the best trails i've done so far.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Excellent!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

It was great! Lots of beautiful scenery & rivers/streams. Many trails to take! Also a Millhouse from the 1730's that has free tours! Lovely people that work there! This app also helped our hike tremendously.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Love this trail but it can be very muddy at times

Saturday, April 16, 2016

great walk by the water

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Great hiking spot!

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

This is a great trail for a half day or all day hike. The terrain is typically rough with lots of roots. Not a trail I'd recommend for views, but it's definitely a good workout and has beautiful forest scenery.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Lovely hike along the river. Good workout but not overly strenuous. Overgrown in some areas at the moment!

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